Whirlpool, How2Recycle to provide recycling solutions for packaging

11 October 2016 (Last Updated October 11th, 2016 18:30)

US-based standardised labelling project How2Recycle has collaborated with appliance manufacturer Whirlpool to develop solutions that will help consumers to recycle packaging materials.

US-based standardised labelling project How2Recycle has collaborated with appliance manufacturer Whirlpool to develop solutions that will help consumers to recycle packaging materials.

With the collaboration, Whirlpool aims to realise its sustainability commitment and assist consumers in various fields, such as energy efficiency and waste reduction.

The company also aims to provide sustainable and home-based product packaging recycling solutions for its customers.

"This partnership will allow us to inform homeowners on the best way to manage and eliminate waste, while helping lower their impacts in their own communities."

Whirlpool Global sustainability director Ron Voglewede said: "We are planning to make it even easier for our consumers to do the right thing the right way.

"In the future, this partnership will allow us to inform homeowners on the best way to manage and eliminate waste, while helping lower their impacts in their own communities."

The company aims to stop sending waste to landfills across its manufacturing facilities worldwide by 2022.  

A recent consumer survey by How2Recycle has shown that 50% of respondents have changed their recycling behaviour due to its packaging labelling system.

Plastic resins manufacturer TOPAS Advanced Polymers recently joined How2Recycle, which is part of membership-based group Sustainable Packaging Coalition.

The group brings together various business, educational institutions, and government agencies to collectively develop sustainable packaging solutions.